Blogger Friend School- Assignment 9





Part A: Share at least 3 “Bountiful Blessings” that the Lord has abundantly provided.

Counted Blessings

How can I count my blessings,

When the sky’s the limit?

First I thank the Lord above,

For pulling me from the pit.

Then I praise His Holy Name,

For all that He provides,

Food to eat and clothes to wear,

The home where I reside.

Next I sing psalms of joy,

For my family and my friends,

People I’ve met, and yet to meet,

The encouragers He sends.

Life and Liberty, Freedom and Peace,

Are counted as my treasures,

His blessings are too many to name,

His blessings go on forever.



Part B: Share your Thanksgiving Feast {past or present} You may use Photos, menus, recipes, activities, traditions…Be creative! –”Who carves the turkey?”, “Do you save the wishbone?”, “What do you serve for dessert?”, “Who hosts the Thanksgiving dinner in your family” ….my favorite…”What do you do with all those leftovers?”


Our Thanksgiving feasts are fairly traditional.  Our menu consists of: turkey, family recipe dressing, mashed potatoes, carrots and a green vegetable, (green beans, broccoli, or asparagus). You will also find on our table homemade turkey gravy, olives, pickles, celery and cream cheese, celery and peanut butter, cranberry sauce (whole not berry), and rolls.  For dessert we always have choices; usually pumpkin pie, apple pie, tapioca pudding, or Jell-O. 

Most of our family lives all over America, but my parents live nearby so we celebrate most holidays with them.  The past couple of years my parents have prepared the vegetables at their house and brought them over to my house.  We usually have dinner here because it’s easier. My dad carves the turkey because he has the most experience and we consider him the head of the family.  My mom makes the family recipe dressing because I have yet to master it.  Besides, hers always tastes delicious.  It is everyone’s favorite.  Basically it is a ‘by taste’ recipe.  We use a couple of pounds of cheap hamburger and brown it all up.  Then we add broth from the turkey pan, chunks of white bread, (has to be white; wheat doesn’t give it the right texture), Bell’s Seasoning, sage and poultry seasoning until we get the right texture and taste.  My dad is the also official taste tester, with my oldest son coming in a close second.  There is hardly any dressing left after the feasting is over and what’s left doesn’t last more than a day in the fridge because everyone eats it up for snacks.

I usually make turkey soup with the carcass and turkey potpie with a mashed potato crust form any leftovers that haven’t been eaten in sandwiches.  Leftovers don’t last too long here, as we don’t quickly grow tired of turkey.  As a matter of fact, we’re cooking turkey drumsticks on the grill this weekend just because we love it.


The Scripture that continues to remind me of my many blessings is probably one every Christian stands on:

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

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8 Responses to Blogger Friend School- Assignment 9

  1. imasharp says:

    AMEN to part a. That was terrific. I also love the verse that you chose. How fitting is that one.


  2. jab300 says:

    You did a wonderful job with this assignment. I have yet to perfect my mom's dressing either lol. Hope you have a wonderful holiday. Julie

  3. momofmhasr says:

    I love your verse, I used the same one. Isn't it a nice reminder to thank God in everything.

  4. mamasmurf says:

    I really enjoyed your post – especially the "Counted Blessings" part.

    Thanks for sharing!


  5. MyChildrenAndMe says:

    Wow! I so enjoyed my visit with your blog. So powerful the part A section. I really enjoyed that. Your verse and even your menu was wonderful.

    May you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving Feast Day.



  6. 4sweetums says:

    I loved your counted blessings. Also, I just ate breakfast and I am hungry again. THe power of suggestion! LOL!



  7. 3rsandahug says:

    I love your poem!


  8. Anonymous says:

    I am so thankful to be out of the pit too!!

    I enjoyed visiting your blog today. It is very pretty.

    ((Hugs)) Jessie from BFS

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